Former Broncos participant hated taking part in for present Raiders coach Josh McDaniels, and he explains why

The raiders are simply three weeks into their first season with Josh McDaniels, and to say issues aren’t going effectively can be an understatement. The Raiders are presently the NFL’s solely 0-3 workforce and if they can not beat the Broncos on Sunday, they will fall to 0-4.

McDaniels would most likely like to beat Denver for 2 causes: Not solely wouldn’t it give him his first win as Raiders coach, however it could additionally give him a win over the workforce that after fired him.

Again in 2009, McDaniels was employed to educate the Broncos, and when you consider one former participant who was in Denver on the time, the teaching stint was a complete catastrophe. With Denver and Las Vegas going through one another this week, former Broncos offensive lineman Tyler Polumbus determined to stoke the flames of the rivalry by stating why everybody in Denver hated taking part in for McDaniels.

One in all McDaniels’ first huge strikes as Broncos coach got here in April 2009 when he traded Jay Cutler away to the Bears. On the time, it appeared McDaniels might need been barely overconfident about his capacity to succeed with any quarterback.

“After buying and selling away the younger nucleus of our offense together with Jay Cutler, Josh stated to the whole workforce ‘Fellas don’t fret concerning the QB state of affairs, I can flip a HS QB into an All Professional,'” Polumbus wrote on Twitter.

It is potential McDaniels’ confidence was excessive as a result of he had simply helped lead the patriots to an 11-5 document in 2008 although Tom Brady was out for practically the whole season (Brady was injured within the first quarter of the primary recreation and Matt Cassel ended up being the starter for the remainder of the season).

Moreover being overconfident about his system, Polumbus additionally identified that McDaniels handled the gamers like children.

“After finishing coaching camp with totally padded two a days as typically as was cool, he overestimated a particular reward after follow,” Polumbus wrote. “It was an ice cream truck and a t-shirt that stated ‘Ironman.’ Our reward was ice cream….thanks for the creamsicle.”

Polumbus then identified that McDaniels began every day by ripping everybody on the workforce, which does not seem to be an effective way to construct workforce chemistry.

“Each single day started with a ten minute unhealthy soccer reel from the day earlier than the place he would DOG cuss you and your coach for any unhealthy play from follow 24 hours in the past,” Polumbus wrote on Twitter. “Set the tone for an actual optimistic day in entrance of total workforce.”

Polumbus additionally shared a wild story about an assistant coach who needed nothing to do with McDaniels.

“After the season, I had an exit interview with my coach,” Polumbus wrote. “He spent 10 minutes telling me every little thing I sucked at however he seemed so depressed and depressing that when he was finished I did not care what he stated about my play, I used to be involved for him.”

So how does this story finish?

Polumbus has clearly been ready fairly a while to get all of this off his chest.

Polumbus spent his total 2009 season with the Broncos and ended up beginning eight video games for them on the offensive line. In 2010, he was reduce by McDaniels simply earlier than the beginning of the season.

Though Polumbus did share his least favourite issues about McDaniels, he did add that the previous Broncos coach is aware of soccer “in addition to anybody,” however that he did not know easy methods to deal with folks. McDaniels was fired by the Broncos in 2010, simply 12 video games into his second season.

For his half, McDaniels admitted earlier this 12 months that he wasn’t precisely a people-person whereas he was in Denver.

“Once I went to Denver, I knew a bit of little bit of soccer,” McDaniels stated again on Jan. 31, by way of “I did not actually know folks and the way necessary that side of this course of and sustaining the tradition and constructing the workforce was. I failed, and I did not succeed at it. Taking a look at that have has been top-of-the-line issues in my life when it comes to my total development as an individual, as a coach.”

McDaniels might need grown as an individual, however Raiders followers most likely aren’t going to care about that development if he would not begin successful video games.

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